The Specialist Buyers Guide for the Power Generation and Distribution Industry
With its Cat CG132B series, Caterpillar Energy Solutions has introduced a new generation of gas engines to the market which, in combination with the fully digitized Total Plant & Energy Management (TPEM), ensure maximum efficiency and availability of CHP plants. Thanks to TPEM,the new genset is perfectly designed for the challenges ofeco-friendly energy solutions in the digital age.
With its fully integrated digital power plant control,Caterpillar sets a new control standard for gas engines and distributed energy solutions. All power plant data are unified in one system, and the CG132B gas gensets are controlled by the hardware and software solution custom developed, eliminating the need for other controls. Through the additional integration of relevant key functions such as synchronization, generator and network power switch, and remote access, TPEM revolutionizes all previous control systems for cogeneration power plants that are available on the market.
To a significant extent, the economic benefits from the deployment of the new genset are attributable to the optimum control of the energy generation with the TPEM control technology. The new system provides a wide range of data concerning the status of the power plant, enabling improved oil management and much shorter maintenance times of the CHP plant through systematic planning.